Genetic hair and nail disorders

Eli Sprecher

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Hair and nails are skin appendages that share with other ectodermal tissues a common developmental pathway. Inherited disorders affecting these two structures therefore very often involve other epithelial components and present with multiple anomalies, generating both physical and psychological distress among patients and their families. The present review briefly describes major recent advances in our understanding of hair and nail genodermatoses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


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